Featuring more than 40 horses Apassionata creates a magical story that enchants the young and the old. Winner of "Show of the Year" at the 2010 PRG Live Entertainment Awards.
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The Greatest Horse Spectacular in the World
Thirty-three stallions and one mare, all from some of Europe’s most famous riding centres, will take part in this equestrian extravaganza. APASSIONATA will present five of the royal baroque horse breeds in a breathtaking show. Dancing Andalusians, fiery Arabians, powerful Friesians, elegant Lipizzaners and royal Lusitanos from five countries will demonstrate the perfect classical horsemanship that has been the wonder of Europe for many centuries. APASSIONATA promises pure entertainment for all the family. As well as opera singers and fiery flamenco dancers, this UK premiere will feature stunt riding, classical dressage, pas de deux and quadrilles. Even the mythical horse Pegasus makes an appearance! From Arabian desert scenes to simulated Iberian bullfights, from the noble court of imperial Vienna to Spanish cowboys performing elegant dances with their ‘garrochas’ or long poles, APASSIONATA demonstrates perfect collaboration between man and horse. But perhaps the true star of the show (and certainly the smallest) is Lady, the only mare amongst the stallions. On the hand of her owner Hermann Wetehof this endearing Shetland Pony performs jumps and dressage of the highest standard.